By Nicole Pope – Disability Support Guide
A new Australian tech company has launched a digital platform to support the families of children with autism and developmental delays.
Rockmelon spent the last 18 months developing their first product, the Rockmelon Parent Edition which is available to Australian families now and will soon launch all over the world.
Chief Executive Officer of Rockmelon, Nicole Rogerson says the platform was created to provide the best tools, support and information for families of children with autism and other developmental delays.
Families will have access to a wide range of visual teaching tools and interactive learning modules as well as essential features that will help streamline communications between everyone supporting their child, including flashcards to help children with autism understand concepts and step by step teaching technique so parents can develop skills to help their child.
A fierce autism advocate for her son, Ms Rogerson says upon receiving a diagnosis, families often offered very little support.
“They are told to Google their options and see what works for their family.
“Too often I have seen families lose precious time and funds trying to find the right support for their child.
“I have watched this go on for 20 years and it’s always been unacceptable to me.
“I have seen the worry and frustration as parents try to navigate their family’s new reality with little to no guidance. Something needed to change.”
Ms Rogerson says there needed to be a tool that centralised everything parents needed upon receiving their child’s diagnosis and a digital platform was the answer.